name is Doug Stadler, I grew up in East Islip. My family owned the Royal
Scarlet Market on Main Street in East Islip in the 1950ís and 60ís. My
Dad, George Stadler, worked at Bohacks before that. He worked there from 1947
George Stadler, In front of Bohacks 1950
was, I think, located in the store beneath Foresters
Hall next to the old
Hardware store that burned down used to be.
Bob Stadler, Dave Short, Joe Voick and
George Stadler, Bohacks 1950ís
Dad and Dave Short went into business (Royal Scarlet) around 1955.
Royal Scarlet Market Winter, 1967
sold it around 1970. Then it was another food business, then a Deli. The
store is split into 2 stores now. You could have your food delivered back
then, hereís a shot of my Dad loading up the delivery truck in front of the
George Stadler outside Royal Scarlet
is another shot from 1963 of Jim Duggenot, who worked at the Market and was
also a mailman; my fathers partner Dave and his son, Dave Jr. The pumpkin on
the counter is a clue that it was around Halloween.
have a lot of good memories.. the sights and sounds of EI in the 50s & 60s
included quiet, salty air in the summer. Nice, friendly people. The Ice Cream
man, Knapps lake, Vollbrachts dairy, Garbrino's food store, Toms barber shop,
Bernsteins Clothing Store, Fortunatoís Drug Store, Collins Inn (20 cent
beers, ha! ha!) East Islip Bank, East Islip High School, (a ton of
friends.. loved them all!!!) The Albizo brother's- great people. And an old
gangster that lived down on Bayview Ave.
Doug Stadler 2004
(Doug can be reached at email@example.com)